It’s a Small World After All

by Barb Gordon-Kessel, 06/30/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category I wake up to week four of Michigan’s coronavirus shutdown with a startling revelation, I want to go to Disney World. Inexplicably, I crave crying babies, their crabby parents, annoyingly perky...

Daybreak

by Susan Odgers, 06/30/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Susan Odgers Adult “Daybreak” This morning, my day begins as it always has. From a quilt covered queen size brass bed, I softly open my blue eyes. To my right side, I look upward at the wall with the...

Breaking Quarantine

by Betsy Emdin, 06/29/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Quarantine ended for me on June 8, when I drove from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to help out with my granddaughters aged 20 months and 3 ¾. My daughter’s mother-in-law is terminally ill, and her husband...

Our Fight

by Sophie Nickel, 06/16/2020, Traverse City, MI High School 9-12 Category Coronavirus. Medical masks. Global pandemic. These words have become akin to the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. In the time that I have been home, the outbreak has become the subject of...

RIDING OUT THEPANDEMIC

by Kathleen Stocking, 06/18/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category RIDING OUT THE PANDEMIC March is a dead month in Northern Michigan. In March 2020, when the pandemic hit, the snow fell like little gray feathers for days. I live in housing for senior citizens in...